Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Quality Engineering Technology (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree 
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus and the Center for Energy Conservation and Advanced Manufacturing (ECAM) at Oak Creek Campus

Program Code: 10-623-9


For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Oak Creek Campus, 414-571-4500


Overview —  Enter the growing field of quality assurance as a technician who ensures that products, components, materials and processes meet quality and safety standards.

Opportunities exist in a range of industries, including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, electronics and food processing.

You will learn various inspection and testing methods, processes and techniques to identify defects or deviations from specifications. Quality methods are emphasized that reduce waste and improve business/manufacturing processes.


During the course of the program, students may elect to take the American Society for Quality (ASQ) examination for Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Graduates also may choose to pursue certifications as a Quality Improvement Associate, Quality Process Analyst, and Quality Technician, also offered through ASQ. 


Career Pathway — This program features exploratory courses that count toward a credential. Work continues to develop the program into a fully embedded Career Pathway.

Career Outlook — With the increasing trend toward quality across all facets of business, and as the need and importance of international standards (ISO) become more prevalent, so does the need for well-trained quality assurance personnel. When students complete the Quality Engineering Technology degree, they possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to make their organization more efficient and effective.

 


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Apply total quality control concepts: inspection methods, data collection and application of sampling plans, quality cost, and quality audits
  • Apply appropriate problem-solving methodologies - Lean, Six Sigma, 8D
  • Assure quality systems are working and take corrective action through continuous improvement
  • Characterize quality systems currently used in industry
  • Apply analytical mathematics including basic and advanced statistical techniques
  • Analyze cost components to conduct opportunity assessment, cost/benefit analysis, and project selection
     


Preparation for Admission —  The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Students should be proficient in using computer programs and the internet. Specific emphasis is placed on Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Students who are not proficient in these applications should take COMPSW-106 or CIVIL-105. 

 

Possible Careers
Quality Analyst
Quality Assurance Technician
Quality Inspector
Quality Manager
Quality Supervisor

 

Related Programs
Mechanical Design Technology
Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate
Lean Certificate

 

Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)   QETECH-114 Metrology 1 1
 

(1)

 

MCDESG-114

SolidWorks 1

2

 

 


 
  (or) MCDESG-133 Inventor 1
(or) MCDESG-135 PTC Creo (Pro/E) 1
(or) CIVIL-102 Introduction to AutoCAD 
   

(1)

 

QETECH-116

Engineering Economic Analysis 

3

 

(2)

 

BADM-104

Business Statistics ‡
(or) MATH-260 Basic Statistics 

3

 

(2)

 

MTRLS-105

Statistical Process Analysis

2

 

(3)

 

QETECH-118

Lean Principles

3

 

(3)

 

MGTDEV-188

Project Management

3

 

(3)

 

QETECH-132

Six Sigma Green Belt 1 

3

 

(3)

 

QETECH-138

Introduction to Quality Engineering 

3

 

(4)
 
QETECH-134 Six Sigma Green Belt 2  3  

(4)

 

QETECH-144

Supplier Quality Assurance 

3

 

(4)

 

QETECH-142

Six Sigma Green Belt Project 

3

 

(4)

 

LOGMGT-146

Operations Management

3

 

(4)

 

MGTDEV-192

Managing for Quality

3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

   

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

 
 
  (or) Any 200-series ECON course    
 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡


3

 

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 
  (or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course    
 
 

MATH-115

College Technical Mathematics 1 

5

 

 

 
  (or) MATH-201 College Algebra ‡    
 
 

MATH-116

College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡

4

 
 

 
  (or) MATH-202 Trigonometry‡    
 
 

NATSCI-137

Comprehensive Technical Physics

4

 
 

 
  (or) NATSCI-211‡ or NATSCI-221‡    
 

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 

 
  (or) Any 200-series PSYCH course    
 

 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

 

 
  (or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course    
    ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Three Credits Needed      3

  

    QETECH-152 Six Sigma Black Belt Tools and Concepts ‡    
    NATSCI-169 Energy in Nature, Technology and Society    
    COMPSW-106 Introduction to Microsoft Office    
    CIVIL-105 Computer Applications    
    MCDESG-162 Engineering Materials    


TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change. 


For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.